For its 11th release, Hypercolour’s more cerebral offshoot HypeLTD turns to new breed talents Arkist and Komon. The former has appeared on the esteemed Apple Pips and Hotflush labels, whilst the latter has former released similarly minded fare as Komonazmuk on Hench, and also most recently Apple Pips with label head, Appleblim. Together on this two tracker for the first time, the duo explores a malleable blend of deep house and propulsive bass that oozes and soothes in equal measure.
‘Brookfield’ emerges from puddles of blissful ambient before stirring bass notes lift you up to a higher plane. There you are joined by loose drums and more melodic smearings, all the while that bassline continues to roam and rove with a very natural feel. It’s stirring both emotionally and physically, and is one of the most grown up and accomplished tracks to have come from Bristol in ages. Think Pépé Bradock jumping into bed with Vangelis here!
￼‘Kitchen Monks’ is just as unformulaic but is more outgoing – beautifully plummeting bass notes sound rich and real, whilst many other beguiling sonic details fill in the spaces left behind, from r&b vox to synthetic raindrops via clicking, engaging percussion. Bright and bold but infectious at the same time, this one sounds like little else out there, and even less like anything coming from the Bristol we think we all know.
Temples - Colours To Life
Midlands four-piece Temples have uploaded the video for their follow up single to “Shelter Song”. The new track is called “Colours To Life” and has a very Tame Impala/Levek kind of vibe to it, and that’s a great combo! “Colours To Life” is released 24th June via Heavenly Recordings.
Listen to “Colours To Life” on YouTube below.
Hope yall gon like this one.
download the single on eyechunes; https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/on-on-single/id650754465
Taking their name from the Japanese word for brothers, Kyodai are just that, although the duo are Spanish and live in Berlin.
Signed to Sweden’s excellent Local Talk label (who they also record for as Bassfort), their records, such as the Method Man sampling ‘Scene’, have the extra edge of an adolescence spent playing in jazz bands, glorious live piano lines and drums giving a vital organic energy to their swinging ’90s inspired garage grooves. Read our interview with them online and catch them play at Dalston’s Dance Tunnel in London on Saturday 8th June.
With the second release on Local Talks reissue sub label, 1nce Again we bring back one of our personal underground favourites from the golden age of house music (the early 90s). Back in 1994 Mateo & Matos released an EP on Black Label Records entitled Raw Elements, which included an amazing cut called “Maw Basics”. Its one of those raw 90s house jams that got the house “bump” but without the “pump”, its rough and funky but still deep if you know what we mean? No cheese in sight! Together with the original track (now fully re-mastered) we also asked Gerd (4lux, NY Stomp) to make a remix that would stay true to the original but still bring it to the next level. The result is absolutely amazing and we’re pretty confident that this baby will deliver knock out punches every time it blasts through a proper sound system in a proper club.
House satisfaction is guaranteed!
From new album ‘Cold Spring Fault Less Youth’ out 27th May 2013 through Warp Records.
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The Living Layer + Vælv is taken from the new live album THE PIRAMIDA CONCERT by EFTERKLANG & COPENHAGEN PHIL - released June 10th 2013.
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The Piramida Concert by Efterklang & Copenhagen Phil was recorded live at Copenhagen’s Royal Academy of Music Concert Hall in October 2012. Over the course of two sold-out nights Efterklang - plus Peter Broderick, Katinka Fogh Vindelev and Budgie (Siouxsie and The Banshees) - teamed up with classical orchestra Copenhagen Phil and German conductor André de Ridder to perform the Danish act’s fourth album Piramida in its entirety. Staged for the first time at the Sydney Opera House in May 2012, the orchestral arrangements were written by fellow Dane Karsten Fundal and New York composer Missy Mazzoli. The Piramida Concert also features ‘So’, a song written during recording sessions for Piramida, and ‘Vælv’, a classical piece commissioned by Efterklang and composed by Karsten Fundal. The live performance was mixed to tape by Francesco Donadello in the Vox-Ton studio in Berlin.. The Piramida Concert will only be available digitally and as a limited edition deluxe double gatefold vinyl (one black, one white + CD inside), designed by Danish artists Hvass&Hannibal.